Gai Waterhouse was understandably thrilled with the results posted by Cosmic Endeavour through the recent Sydney Autumn Carnival, and has revealed the two-time Group 1 champion is a picture of health ahead of her return in Saturday’s Group 3 Cockram Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Cosmic Endeavour capped an impressive 2014 campaign with a maiden win at the highest level when taking out the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara (1400m) in Brisbane, and continued to impress upon resuming this year for fourth in the Group 3 Triscay Stakes (1200m) and second in the Group 3 Guy Walter Stakes (1400m) before charging home to win the Group 1 Canterbury Stakes (1300m) most notably on March 7th.
Having reportedly taken well to her time away from racing and subsequent return to work, Waterhouse told Racing Ahead the daughter of Northern Meteor was full of herself upon arriving in Victoria earlier this week and is primed for first-up success in the 2015 Cockram Stakes.
“Very forward, I was in Melbourne the day she arrived on the float on Tuesday and you would not have known she had a long trip down to Melbourne,” Waterhouse said.
“She got off, she went straight out there and frolicked around like she owned the place, she’s going exceptionally well.
“She’s very well weighted at 59kgs and the lightest is 55kgs I think.
“She likes to be on the speed but she’s a very good mare and she’ll take a stack of beating, she’s a multiple Group 1 mare.”
Having returned to the paddock after placing a credible fifth in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) on Day 2 of The Championships, Cosmic Endeavour has performed well in a pair of Randwick barrier trials in the lead-up to Saturday’s return; beating a talented field to the line over 1250m most recently on August 10th.
Ladbrokes.com.au is currently offering the best 2015 Cockram Stakes odds, for which Cosmic Endeavour can be taken at a quote of $5 for success.